Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill
Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill

Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill on Tuesday said that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified.

Australia pacemen Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle hit form in Shield wins
Australia pacemen Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle hit form in Shield wins

Australia pacemen Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle bowled their states to victories in the Sheffield Shield on Wednesday, hitting form just in time for next week`s announcement of the squad for the India series.

Fawad Ahmed admits Ashes hopes were dented due to `pressure to perform`

Pakistani refugee -turned Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has admitted that his bowling was affected by talk that he was in Ashes contention, for which he lost his way.

Fawad Ahmed named Australia`s Muslim sportsperson of the year

Pakistan-born cricketer Fawad Ahmed has been named Australia`s Muslim sportsperson of the year, beating code-hopping rugby league superstar Sonny Bill Williams, according to reports.

Fawad Ahmed conquers Australian Muslim Sportsperson of the Year

Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed won the prestigious Australian Muslim Sportsperson of the Year award at the 8th annual Australian Muslim Achievement Awards.

Hughes scores another ton in Test bid

Discarded Test batsman Phillip Hughes strengthened his push for a recall in Melbourne on Saturday, scoring his second century in three Sheffield Shield games.

Fawad unlikely to be selected for Adelaide Test

Australian spin bowler Fawad Ahmed is reportedly not expected to be added to the Test squad for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Ahmed out of Ashes contention following poor domestic show

Former Pakistani refugee-turned Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed is reportedly out of contention for the Test squad for the winter Ashes series.

Clarke says recent lack of success for Lyon, Ahmed not cause of concern

Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has said that he is not disheartened about the lack of success for spin contenders Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed in their last match before the selection of the Ashes team, and said that conditions were to blame.

Bell says England `preparing well` to face Fawad Ahmed in Ashes

England batsman Ian Bell has said that his team will be prepared to face Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed in the Ashes, who made his international debut in the post-Ashes limited-overs series in England.

Usman Khawaja says considering dropping alcohol logo from Australian team shirt

Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has admitted that he is contemplating not wearing the logo of Cricket Australia major sponsor VB on religious grounds in the future.

Clarke named captain for India series but fitness a concern

Hoping that he will recover from his back problem in time, Australia on Thursday named Michael Clarke as captain for the One-day series against India.

Fawad Ahmed`s controversy raises doubts over honour of playing for country: Report

Australian media has claimed that unless spinner Fawad Ahmed does something special on the field, he will continue to be referred to as the Pakistani asylum seeker turned Australian cricketer, in the background of the sponsor logo controversy.

Nathan Lyon calls comparison with Shane Warne `harsh`

Australia`s Test spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it is not fair for him to be compared with great spin bowler Shane Warne.

David Campese sorry for telling Fawad Ahmed to `go home`

Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said Muslim cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beer logo on his shirt.

Indian-origin Sandhu says Oz cricket fast losing `pale and stale` image

Indian-origin Australian first-class cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has said that Australian cricket is fast losing its `pale and stale` image with increasing cultural diversity in the team, which more accurately reflects modern Australian society.

CA chief lashes out at racist abuse of Fawad Ahmed

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has lashed out at "racist comments" directed at Muslim Fawad Ahmed after the leg-spinner asked not to wear a kit displaying the logo of beer brand VB.

Australia allows Fawad Ahmed to drop beer logo from shirt

Cricket Australia (CA) have agreed to let Muslim leg spinner Fawad Ahmed compete without the logo of a sponsor`s beer brand on his shirt out of respect for his "personal beliefs".

Fawad Ahmed makes impressive debut for Oz

Former Pakistani refugee Fawad Ahmed had made a breakthrough performance with his first full international wickets at Chester-le-Street, although it failed to prevent his adopted homeland Australia suffering a 29-run loss to England in the second Twenty20 international on Saturday.

Alex Hales stars as England level T20 series against Australia

Alex Hales`s 94 provided the platform for England`s 27--run win against Australia in the second Twenty20 international today as the two-match series ended all square at 1-1.